Shauna Kelly-Lefevre’s favorite book is…

Born and raised in Ireland, Shauna cherishes her country. Based in France, she works for the EI Travel Group, an award winning operator. In her spare time, she leads online Sunday Sessions for the Cercle Littéraire Irlandais, a club aiming at connecting both Ireland and France through prose or poetry, as well as hosting discussions at, a new innovative online service to meet new people and exchange on a variety of topics.

What is your favorite book?

1000 Years of Annoying the French

When did you read it?

10 years ago when it was published

Why is this book so important to you?

I just love the concept that Stephen Clarke used to pull together history, culture, humour, references, ideas, taboos, etc. The book is beautifully written with nearly 800 pages and you can’t put it down once you start.

It brings out the best and the worst in both to underline why they are so similar (like fighting cousins) and yet very different.

How many times have you read the book?


Did you lend it to anyone?

Yes, and never got it back !

How would you qualify it?

A great historical and fun read and one that anyone who enjoys both the French & the British should read

What questions would you like to ask the author?

Can he write a sequel

And its publisher?

Nothing particular

What is your favorite bookstore?

The Winding Stair, 40 Ormond Quay, Dublin, Ireland – A cosy bookstore, named after a poem by W.B. Yeats. The bookshop is on the ground floor with a winding staircase to discover the an artisan Irish restaurant upstairs. The store has an extensive book selection with a range of unique and unconventional titles that you would struggle to find elsewhere.

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